By DE Editors
Other World Computing (OWC; Woodstock, IL) announced the new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive Storage Solution with a built-in USB 2.0 powered hub and new expanded storage capacity to 2 terabytes (TB).
The Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive, which is a low-cost, plug ‘n play hard drive storage solution for any Mac or PC, and has capacities ranging from 500 gigabytes (GB) to 2TB, offers USB 2.0 storage with data transfer rates greater than 60MBps. With two powered USB 2.0 ports on the rear of the unit and one easy-access USB 2.0 port directly on the front, there’s no need for an additional separate hub.
The drive is geared to users that need more storage and an easy place to connect devices, like pen drives, bus-powered portable hard drives, and any USB 2.0 device.
The Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive comes complete with utility and backup software, including Intech Hard Disk SpeedTools Utilities for Mac OS 8.6-X, ProSoft Engineering Data Backup III for Mac OS v10.2.8 or later, and NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later. The drive also includes a USB 2.0 connecting cable, for plug ‘n play right out of the box.
The Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive is compatible with all Apple OS Versions 8.5 through 9.2.x; Apple OS X 10.0.3 and higher (including OS X Leopard 10.5.x), Microsoft Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista, and any OS or device with USB interface support.
In addition to the Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive, the OWC Mercury Elite-AL line also includes solutions with FireWire 400+USB Combo, FireWire 800/400+USB2 Triple, and FireWire 800/400+USB2+eSATA Quad interfaces.
For details on pricing for new Mercury Elite-AL Pro USB 2.0 Dual-Drive ($169.99-$439.99), visit Other World Computing.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.